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Trypanosoma cruzi, culture
|Approval req'd?||Yes, prior authorization for B&T patients required.|
|In House Availability||Monday-Friday, day shift|
|Collection Instructions||Deliver the specimen directly to the laboratory within 30 min. of collection during the hours the test is offered.
Include travel/residence history on requisition.
Friday samples must be received by 1230 hours.
|Container type||Clean container|
|Sample type||Unfixed tissue|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Samples received after 1230 Friday or over weekend.|
|Synonyms||Protozoan parasites; Chagas; Parasite culture|
|Stability||Room temperature 24 hours|
|Turn around times||7-21 days|
|Additional information||This test is only offered for the causative agent of Chagas disease, T. cruzi.|
|Last Updated||10/24/2013 10:48:57 AM|